About Michael Roberts
Michael is a Licensed Private Investigator and named by the media
as the world’s first professional Internet troll hunter.
Consulted for government and enterprises as well as individuals and children.
Private Investigator & Litigation Support Consultant - 2008 - Present
Responsible for factual investigations in criminal and civil cases. Litigation support, preparation of technical subpoenas and warrants, preparation of depositions and interrogatories, expert witness testimony pertaining to electronic evidence and artefacts. Preparing presentations – “publishing to the jury” to demystify technical evidence.
IT security & Counter Hacking Training Facilitation - 2003 - 2008
Responsible for identifying gaps in contemporary IT Security education, certifications and vulnerability best practices. Facilitated high level counter hacking and digital forensic courses for Military, Government and regulated industries throughout Australasia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Secured sole-source USAF contracts for “Red Team” hacker training for various Air Force bases globally.
Contract IT Instructor Broker
Developed a network of over 900 instructors globally, primarily in the Information Technology arena. Clients were primarily large commercial training organizations requiring contract human resources for short-term training needs. The business began in his Chicago basement, with a handful of instructors, to a thriving business with over $7M in revenue.
Ideas and the Investor Ltd – Joint Venture Facilitator - 1995-1996
“Ideas and the Investor” was a private company fully funded by the Australian Government. I&A was contracted to provide facilitation services between domestic and foreign investors and Australian inventors and innovators. Michael was responsible for more funding and joint ventures than the other six states combined within a short time.
Australian Telecommunications Commission – Investigator 1986-1994
After brief clerical employment with the Government owned “Telecom” company, Michael was seconded to a security department that investigated and monitored illegal activities using the Telecommunications infrastructure in cooperation with state and federal law enforcement agencies. Secret clearance given by the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization (ASIO). Youngest officer to be appointed to the position.
University of Central Queensland Rockhampton Australia - 1993
Bachelor of Business (incomplete)
Achievements: Set all-time school record for highest mark on major marketing assignment – “Comprehensive Business Plan”